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I wanted to flag https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/97699/can-i-travel-to-tibet-independently as off-topic (the question is now deleted), but differently from where I can vote to close a question as off-topic, I cannot select a custom reason. The reasons I could select are not the reason to close the question as off-topic.

Questions about software development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. It's not about software development.

Questions about pre-release software are off-topic. For more information, see Can we ask about iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks? and Can I ask about not-yet-publicly released OS?. It's not even about pre-releases.

I flagged the question for moderation attention, but it doesn't seem right. I know that if I flag the question as off-topic, the question would appear in the review queue for the questions with a closing vote, and other users would be able to vote to close it.

Should I simply leave the task to the users with the privilege of close-voting questions?

In this case, I had another reason to flag the question, since it contained a not necessary link that made it smell like spam. I am asking what I should do for a question I think it should be closed, now that the off-topic close-reason has sub-reasons.

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For most practical purposes the flag reason doesn't matter that much, all flagged posts end up in the same moderator queue at the end. So in any case choosing a flag for dubious posts is better than not flagging it at all.

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In this particular case, I would have used:

it is spam.

I feel it is a large enough selector to avoid to add ten other selectors which might kill the good will of the garbage collector ☺.

  • I know that; that is the reason I said "In this case, I had another reason to flag the question, since it contained a not necessary link that made it smell like spam." :)) The question is more about what I should do with question that are off-topic, when the predefined reasons don't apply. I can only flag those questions, since I cannot vote to close them. – kiamlaluno Aug 8 '13 at 10:18
  • In this case, the method you used seems the right one, and better than nothing (Patrix ®). – daniel Azuelos Aug 8 '13 at 21:06

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